Last night the power went out Island wide. As if that was not interesting enough, I had dropped Jeremy off at a gig in Honolulu and took the kids back to church for a baptism. The power went out right before the baptism started. They ended up sending someone home for some lanterns and flashlights and the baptism went on. I have never been to a baptism in the dark and it was one I will remember as I am sure my kids will too. After it was all finished we had to brave the roads to go pick up Jeremy. The phone lines were all jammed and Jeremy could not get a hold of us to let us know the gig got canceledbecause of the black out and he had been waiting outside for us for about 2 hrs. We were listing to the radio on the way home and found out that during the storm (I forgot to mention that it was thundering and Llghtninging, is that a word? haha) 4 major lines in hard to access places had gone down. They were telling us to expect 10-12 hrs of darkness but I think they went on around 4:oo. I am just glad all our Christmas leftovers did not go bad lol.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Posted by Briana Ward at 9:42 AM
Monday, December 22, 2008
Today we went to the NEX to finish our last minute Christmas shopping and to have a little breakfast. I was in line waiting for Riley's hot chocolate just a few feet away from where I left Riley at the food court table eating his breakfast. When I turned around our table, breakfast and mess was still there but Riley was no were to be seen. I immediately started to panic. Jeremy was not there and was meeting us. He would not have taken RIley without letting me know and I just froze thinking what am I going to do, where can he be who could have taken him. I have never been so sick in my life! And then Riley popped his head out from the little nook behind the table and smiled. Just then Jeremy came around the corner and I broke down crying. Never have I been so terrified. I took this picture to stop my self from ringing Riley's neck after we had had a little talk about not doing that ever EVER again.
Posted by Briana Ward at 5:08 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2008
There are a lot of things that I love about the Navy but it is funny that some of the things that I love are the very things I hate. For example I love that we get to move and experience different places and cultures and meet new friends, but I hate that we have to move and say goodbye at some point too. I have loved every place we have lived and everywhere has felt like home, so much so that it hurts to start thinking that at some point we will have to pack up and start our next adventure. We have always tried to be really positive and make it like an "adventure" and that helps but there is a part of me that sometimes wishes we could just take everyone we meet and grow to love with us.
We were able to spend the evening with a group of great friends and I was having such a wonderful time when I thought to myself "at some point I will have to say goodbye to all of these amazing people" and I felt myself star to tear up. It is times like this that I am so thankful for technology!!! Because as I sat blinking back a tear I thought about how amazing it is that anytime I am missing someone they are only a phone call or an email away. And how I have found friends (of they have found me) that I forgot I even had on facebook and thru other various ways on the internet. I am so thankful for all the wonderful friends we have and although we are not moving anytime soon I just thought I would thank you all for the many ways you have touched our lives!
Posted by Briana Ward at 1:50 AM
Monday, December 15, 2008
While Lorenzo was watching this he asked me when I made the elf costumes? I said "what" and he asked if we did that last Christmas. I started to laugh, the poor boy actually thought that at one point i had dressed everyone up like an elf and made them dance. I don't think I am that persuasive lol!
Posted by Briana Ward at 11:57 AM
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
A friend of mine just sent me this link "click here"For every answer you get right they will donate 20 grains of rice to struggling countries. Check it out!
Posted by Briana Ward at 12:31 AM
Friday, December 5, 2008
Do you ever have dreams that stick with you all day, dreams that you just can't help but analyze to death because you just can not stop thinking about it? last night I had one of these dreams and when Jeremy tried to wake me this morning I was a little upset and tried to hit the magic play button in my head to no avail. But then as I laid in bed for a few min. I started to become a little distressed as to were my mind was in the wee hours of the morning.
I was dreaming that I was on a date with Jeremy only Jeremy was the Jeremy from 12 years ago. The 70 lb lighter version with hair. Even his voice was different in my dream (ok, this is what I think the root of the whole dream is about, because we had been watching home videos my sister made for us a few nights ago and one of them was from the Christmas Jeremy and I got engaged. We were all is shock because Jeremy's voice was so different back then) . As I was on my date with Jeremy from the past , Jeremy from the future, my now filled out with a little less hair and a deeper voice Jeremy, came in and I was caught! In my dream I was having a very real crisis. I really was enjoying my date with the past Jeremy and then when back to the future Jeremy walked in I was a little peeved at him for spoiling it. My dreaming mind was struggling with the question of who do I choose? Jeremy woke me before I ever made my decision but now I am stuck with my thoughts today and I just can't shake it. My decision while awake is a no brainer, I take my current Jeremy extra lb's and less hair and all, but why was this such a dilemma while in dream land????? I guess I will never know.
Posted by Briana Ward at 11:15 AM